Episode 27: The future of futurism
Is there a way to predict the future accurately, using data and science? In this episode, we talk to Rose Eveleth, host of the Flash Forward podcast, about the idea of futurism. We explore its history and dark roots in fascism, as well as its connection to environmental politics and the tech industry. And we talk about how Afrofuturism is changing the way we imagine tomorrow.
Notes, citations, & etc.
Felippo Marinetti, Futurist Manifesto
Future Shock, by Alvin and Heidi Toffler
Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson
Paleofuture blog, created by Matt Novak
The Singularity Is Near, by Ray Kurzweil (not called “The Coming Singularity,” as Annalee incorrectly stated in this episode)
Madeline Ashby, author and futurist
Vernor Vinge, “Technological Singularity”
Amy Webb, quantitative futurist
Tim Maughan, writer and futurist
Charles Stross, “Living through interesting times”
How Long ‘Til Black Future Month, by N.K. Jemisin
Aisha Nyandoro, founder of Springboard to Opportunities